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Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy by Orrin Devinsky MD

By Orrin Devinsky MD

Written via 3 uncommon epileptologists with a long-standing curiosity in substitute cures, this ebook presents an evidence-based attention of using complementary and replacement (CAM) remedies in epilepsy care. equipped by way of challenge, the authors overview replacement ways to epilepsy- comparable stipulations to assist physicians, healthcare execs, CAM companies, and sufferers comprehend the choices and accurately combine remedies that paintings into their regimens.

The booklet starts off with an outline of the cures themselves, together with natural treatments, meals, replacement pharmacological treatments, actual remedies, and neurobehavioral techniques, and in addition discusses medication-related concerns and caveats. the following workforce of chapters covers CAM and preventive techniques to mitigating the results of epilepsy and epilepsy treatments, resembling drug toxicity and uncomfortable side effects of anti-epileptic medicinal drugs (AEDs), seizures, bettering cognitive functionality, matters for girls (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and coping with anxiousness and melancholy. the ultimate a part of the booklet specializes in caliber of lifestyles and way of life ameliorations to lessen seizure danger, together with strategies for pressure aid, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and leisure medicinal drugs, and environmental factors.

Features of Alternative treatments for Epilepsy Include:

  • Evidence-based evaluation of CAM treatments for epilepsy
  • Problem-oriented, useful method of integrating substitute remedies into conventional regimens for healthcare providers
  • Written via unique epileptologists with large scientific experience
  • Addresses all facets of healthiness for folks with epilepsy (not simply seizures) and provides sensible feedback for making improvements to sufferer care and sufferer health

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